Exotic Colvillea Racemosa Plant - A Unique Addition to Your Garden
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- Common name:
- Colvilles Glory
- Leguminosae or Fabaceae or Pea family
- Sun growing
- Primarily grown for:
- Flowering season:
- September, October
- Flower or Inflorescence color:
- Yellow, Orange
- Foliage color:
- Plant Height or length:
- More than 12 meters
- Plant Spread or Width:
- 8 to 12 meters
- Plant Form:
- Spreading, Upright or Erect
- Special Character:
- Attracts birds
- Attracts bees
- Recommended for creating shade
- Hanging or weeping growth habit
- Generally available in India in quantities of:
- Less than a hundred
- Colvillea racemosa is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is native to Madagascar, where it is known as the "traveller's tree" due to the large amount of water that can be found in its trunk during the dry season. The tree grows to a height of up to 15 meters and has compound leaves with 3-7 leaflets. The flowers are yellow and are arranged in racemes, giving the tree its scientific name, Colvillea racemosa. The fruit is a legume that is eaten by both humans and animals. The tree is known for its drought tolerance and is often used for landscaping and as a shade tree.
Here are some care tips for Colvillea racemosa:
Light: Colvillea racemosa prefers full sun to partial shade.
Water: Water the tree regularly, but allow the soil to dry out slightly between watering. During the dry season, the tree can survive with minimal watering.
Soil: Colvillea racemosa grows best in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter.
Fertilizer: Fertilize the tree once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer.
Pruning: Prune the tree to remove any dead or damaged branches.
Pests: Colvillea racemosa is generally resistant to pests, but it can be prone to attacks from caterpillars and other insects. If you notice any pests, treat the tree with an appropriate insecticide.
With proper care, Colvillea racemosa can thrive and provide a beautiful and shady addition to your landscape..
Colvillea racemosa has several benefits:
Ornamental: The tree is prized for its attractive yellow flowers, which bloom in the summer. It is often used in landscaping and as a shade tree.
Medicinal: The leaves and bark of Colvillea racemosa have been used traditionally in Madagascar as a treatment for various ailments, including fever, diarrhea, and wounds.
Drought tolerance: The tree is known for its ability to survive prolonged periods of drought, making it a good choice for dry climates.
Habitat: Colvillea racemosa provides habitat for a variety of animals, including birds, insects, and mammals.
Environmental: Like all trees, Colvillea racemosa helps to reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and can help to mitigate the effects of climate change.